Thursday, October 31, 2013

The First Christmas Night review and give-away!

Christmas is upon us! I am excited to share with you a book I recently reviewed~The First Christmas Night by Keith Christopher

I read this to my 2 1/2 year old and five year old. They both like the photos, the story is wrote in a poetic way, which they enjoy listening to. The illustrations are wonderfully done! This is the perfect book to share with your family and read throughout the holiday season and on Christmas day. At the end of the book is the Bible scripture of the real first Christmas, Luke 2:1, 4-16, 20 and Matthew 2:1-2, 9-11. This book definitely portrays the real meaning of Christmas, which is something I want my children to grow up knowing.

I have been blessed to offer one of my readers this book free. If you like to win, please leave a comment before November 9, 2013.


Here is info from the publisher:
About The First Christmas Night 
The First Christmas Night is a beautiful retelling of the birth of Jesus on that joyous night in Bethlehem so long ago. The poem begins with the arrival of Mary and Joseph in Bethlehem and winds though Christ’s birth, the angels’ appearance to the shepherds, and the visit by the Wise Men.  The simple, yet elegant, verses will appeal to little ones and are accompanied by the rich acrylic illustrations of Laura Jacques.
Twas the very first Christmas when all through the town
not a creature was stirring—there was not a sound.
The moon shining bright in the heavens so high
gave the look of midday to the Bethlehem sky.
The animals were nestled in warm, cozy places
with looks of contentment on each of their faces.
 
About the Author
Keith Christopher is a composer, arranger, orchestrator, and educator, and he has served as editor and producer for several major music publishers. In addition to writing and studio producing, Keith served on the faculty at the Blair School of Music of Vanderbilt University in Nashville. He lives in Hendersonville, Tennessee, with his wife and two children.

About the Illustrator 
At a very early age, Christine Kornacki developed a love for painting and bringing stories to life. After receiving a BFA in illustration from the University of Hartford, her dreams of illustrating children's books began to take shape, including illustrating the best-selling The Sparkle Box for Ideal's Children's Books. Christine's recent work also includes illustrating the six-book series for the American Girl historical doll characters Marie-Grace and Cecile.  She spends her days painting in her studio, which adjoins a charming cafe in New Haven, Connecticut. 

Who is it for?
Kids ages 4-8 - The rhyming language can help them develop verbal language skills and learn to read
Family story time during the holidays
Children's Ministers and Sunday school teachers
Christmas carolers could set it to a tune!


The First Christmas Night 
Written by: Keith Christopher 
Illustrated by: Christine Kornacki
Publisher: Ideals Books
Hardcover: 32 pages 
$16.99
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3 comments:

  1. I love books that portray the real meaning of Christmas! Thanks for the chance to win a great book!

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  2. We need a good Christmas book :)

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